Chandore is a sedimentary limestone and its constitution was spread over the last 150 million years.
Quarry shows different layers and depending on the layer, the appearance of stone could vary a bit particularly in the honed/polished and flamed finish.
You could find in what is named: Bench A, including CHANDORE CLAIR UNI part, but most of the block is “flowered” (CHANDORE POMMELE in French).
Then you have another bench B, which is used mainly for thermal or mechanical finishes ; its background color is a bit more yellowish than bench A.
Third type is called CHANDORE Q2B5 , which is very close in color to B type.
Finally, in the quarry, you could find some large grey-blueish spots and blocks coming from this area could be grey (CHANDORE GREY) but most of the time bi-colors : in that case we call it CHANDORE BAYADERE.
Chandore has, sometimes as most of the hard limestones , some shells and thin crystal veins.
Chandore is cut with bed. It is a hard limestone.
Usual slab sizes are 180-240 cm x 130-150 cm. Quarry capacity allows to supply medium sized projects ( in Clair Uni ) to large projects in other types
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Chandore is suitable for large projects. Its uses are many and varied. Chandore is a hard and frost resistant limestone. We can use it outdoors despite the freeze; given its hardness can also be used in street (sidewalk and rolling paths) but also as residential terrace or pool floor; a flamed or a bushamered finish can make this stone anti-slip .
It can also façade veneer.
Indoor, of course, its utilization are numerous: in heavy traffic for paving in buildings receiving public, but also in building lobbies; staircases; kitchen or bathroom : worktop because of its low porosity.
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